Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Founding Director, Brown Center for the Study of Children at Risk
Brown University and Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Dr. Lester is involved in ongoing research collaboration with Gabrielle Bocchese da Cunha, MD, Ph.D. in Porto Alegre in studies of infants at risk for poor behavioral and developmental outcome (e.g. preterm infants, infants with prenatal drug exposure), the role of the caregiving environment in mediating long term outcome and the development of intervention programs.